Improve Your Self Image -
Improve Your Body Shape
How you see yourself and feel about yourself is vital to your
success and happiness. You can achieve your desired goals
with the right tools. A regular mental workout will keep your
self-image in shape.
This is a generally neglected area in people's life. It is
closely connected to the success or failure of any undertaking.
Self-image is your true opinion of yourself. A personal account
of who you are, visually, mentally and physically. Most of
us do not work on our self-image. We battle against it, disbelieving
and ignoring its existence. History repeats itself when we
do not attend to the needs of our self-image. Learn how to
improve your self-image by putting the following steps into
practice. When you apply these principles on a daily basis
you will see amazing results.
Make a list of all the negative thoughts you have about yourself.
Things like "I always eat 'bad foods', my life is always a
mess, I procrastinate, I am no good at this, what if it doesn't
work?" etc. When you have finished write another list including
everything you like about yourself. Make this list longer
than the first. Only use positive language. "I am a good listener,
I dress well, I understand nutrition, I am always on time"
etc. Now take every item on your negative list and create
its positive opposite. "I always eat bad foods" becomes "I
can choose to eat healthy foods". This new list becomes your
active List for Improvement. This is a very important step.
The brain will accept as true all the information you feed
Decide on your new Self Image
Now that you have an improvement list, create a new image
for yourself. Regularly visualize yourself doing and being
everything on your list. Vividly depict the areas of your
life you are changing or improving. When you go to bed at
night spend 5-10 minutes watching the new you. You may be
thinner, have a great body shape, very fit, fantastic friends
and social life. These mental images retrain your self-image
and reinforce your desires. The brain doesn't know the difference
between what is real and what is vividly imagined. You can
turn your desired images into reality. Decide you want a new
image and get busy mentally creating it.
Focus on success
Keep a daily diary listing all your successes. As you progress
the number of entries will grow. Your self-image will strengthen
and mirror your list of improvements, giving positive reinforcement
to the new you.
Work in the Present
Many people dwell on past mistakes or worry about the future.
NOW is the only moment you can control. Chris Widener says
that time is more important than money. We can always make
more money, but we can never make more time. You can more
forward at a much faster pace if you concentrate on what you
can achieve now.
Have a Life Plan
There are numerous cd's and books devoted to the importance
of goal setting and how to accomplish it. If you don't have
at least one I suggest you start buying NOW. Make your plan
in three sections How I want to be. Write your list here and
add a date when you will achieve each item. What I want to
have. Write a list of things you want to acquire, include
photos, and put down the date you intend to have them. What
I need to do. Here write the plan of how you will achieve
the above. This is goal setting. Ensure your goals are genuine
desires, realistic and well defined.
"Every day in Every way I am getting Better and Better".
Busy people don't have time to reinforce their self-image
countless times a day. Even though this is the fastest way
to rejuvenate self-image. So have flash cards with you, on
your desk, in the car, bathroom, next to the bed. Use short
affirmations to trigger positive images in your mind.
Set aside time each day to work on your self-development.
With a positive self-image your strength will grow and your
weaknesses diminish. Following the above simple steps involves
self-discipline and a desire to achieve success in life. Be
focused and your self-image and business will soar.
Cheryl Haining has a successful home business. She
is a skin care, body shape and nutrition coach. Her mission
statement is to ensure everyone reaches his or her optimum
body shape, size and condition. Contact Cheryl at www.uloseweight.net
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